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Air Chief to receive 5 Rafale today

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, July 28 - IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will receive five Rafale jets that will land at the Ambala air base on Wednesday for induction. The jets flew out from the Merignac air base in the French port city of Bordeaux and after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km landed at Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates on Monday night.

The fleet comprises three single seater- and two twin seater- aircraft.

They will be inducted into the Indian Air Force as part of its No. 17 Squadron, also known as the Golden Arrows at Ambala air base.

The Air Force has stated that the pilots, ground crew and the fighter will be operationally ready as the jets reach India.

Rafale would be a game changer in the current scenario when India is facing border tension with China in Eastern Ladakh.

It is being stated that it will increase India�s air power manifold. � IANS

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